Saints Round Out 2015 Draft With RB Marcus Murphy
- Updated: May 2, 2015
The New Orleans Saints took running back Marcus Murphy out of Missouri with the last of their nine selections in the 2015 NFL Draft. The 5-foot-8, 193-pound speedster could fit as a return specialist after he posted seven returns for touchdowns while in college.
Murphy as a senior in 2014 ran for 924 yards and four touchdowns. He averaged 5.2 yards per carry. He also caught 28 passes for 212 yards and a touchdown. Murphy missed the 2011 season with a shoulder injury.
The Saints selected six players on defense and two on offense before the final pick.
The nine-player draft class was the largest for the Saints since 2002. The largest class with Sean Payton as coach before this year was his first, an eight-player haul in 2006.
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